NS3466 Modern Central Asian History

This course studies the history of Central Asia from the late Russian empire to post-Soviet independence. Topics to be covered include Turkic and Persian cultural influences and Russian political influences in the region. The political and social changes experienced during the Soviet era and the major issues of independence that will be discussed, including relations among ethnic groups, the role of Islam in everyday life and politics, and the politics and economics of energy. Prerequisites: None.

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  • As Required